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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30102

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Greetings from Ottawa, where autumn is firmly entrenched with daytime highs in the mid-teens and overnight lows dipping to near frost level. Fortunately, we were well out of the path of hurricane Fiona and thus escaped the devastation that she wreaked on Atlantic Canada.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30090

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the days retain a summery feel but the nights are distinctly autumn-like.

I found today’s puzzle to be on the less difficult end of Campbell’s spectrum but an enjoyable exercise as usual.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30066

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are enjoying a prolonged stretch of beautiful mid-August weather with hot days and cool nights with only occasional showers.

Today’s puzzle from Campbell uses several words that are new to me and I am unable to explain one clue.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30060

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the heat wave seems to be coming to an end with scorching temperatures replaced by merely hot temperatures.

I found today’s puzzle from Campbell to lie near the easier end of his spectrum.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30048

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are experiencing very unsettled weather. For the most part it is sunny and extremely hot. However, this also generates very violent afternoon thunderstorms.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30036

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Greetings from Ottawa, where a string of sunny days is about to be replaced by a few rainy ones – likely much appreciated by gardeners.

Today’s puzzle is another fine offering from Campbell.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30024

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Greetings from Ottawa, where summer has truly arrived and we are enjoying an extended spell of hot, sunny weather.

I found today’s puzzle from Campbell to be a sterner test than usual.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30012

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we have been experiencing a fairly cool, wet start to June. Yes, its me back again, filling in while pommers attends to some other matter.… Continue reading